A one component methodology for the fabrication of honeycomb films from biocompatible amphiphilic block copolymer hybrids: a linear-dendritic-linear twist
2013 (English)In: Polymer Chemistry, ISSN 1759-9954, Vol. 4, no 9, 2680-2690 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The development of a facile method for the fabrication of breath figure (BF) films from hydrophobic polymers is gaining significant importance for their accessibility as templates in fields ranging from electronics and cell culturing to sensing and catalysis. By introducing polyester-based dendritic linkers, a library of micrometre sized honeycomb structures was successfully fabricated from amphiphilic linear-dendritic-linear hybrids comprising hydrophobic PCL or PLA and hydrophilic PEG blocks. From the array of produced films, the incorporation of a third generation dendritic linker was found to generate well-ordered honeycomb films in the several hundreds of micrometre range. This one component approach minimizes the number of unknown parameters and represents a fully reliable methodology for the fabrication of functional BFs from challenging and biocompatible polymers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 4, no 9, 2680-2690 p.
Porous Polymer-Films, Water-Assisted Formation, Breath Figures, Morphology Control, Microporous Films, Membranes, Patterns, Adhesion, Growth, Cells
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119933DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00053BISI: 000316965200007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84875818911OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-119933DiVA: diva2:612986
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2011-4477 2010-453
QC 201305142013-03-262013-03-262013-05-14Bibliographically approved